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When should you see a doctor about ALS symptoms?

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A muscle cramp in your leg or a weak feeling in your hand once in a while isn’t usually enough to send you to the doctor. If those feelings last for days or weeks, however, you should make an appointment.

Pay attention to changes in how the muscles in your arms and legs feel. Listen to friends or family if they point out a change in your speech or how you walk.

Some early ALS symptoms are the same as those of other less-serious conditions. To know for sure, it's best to see a doctor to figure out the cause and start treatment.

From: What Are the Symptoms of ALS? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/24/2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?”

ALS Association: “Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Symptoms and Causes.”

ALS Association: “Assistive Technology.”

NIH. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?”

ALS Association: “Symptoms and Diagnosis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Symptoms and Causes.”

ALS Association: “Assistive Technology.”

NIH. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

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